Category: Acupuncture

Pulse Diagnostics

Perhaps the EKG of my bulldog. TCPM wouldn't have a clue what was going on.

/ July 16, 2024

Best Hospital Eye Roll

Science: Figuring things out is better than making things up. A tee shirt I recently saw. Except… In a recent post Mayo Clinic Promotes Reiki, Steve seemed surprised that the Mayo was offering Reiki. I don’t know. Maybe he was channeling Louie. I know the Mayo is a top hospital, but I trained in Minneapolis at Hennepin County and we would have...

/ March 19, 2024

More Americans turning to complementary approaches to pain control

The use of of complementary health approaches overall, and for pain management, is growing among US adults.

/ February 1, 2024

Boosting. What To Do.

The immune system can't be "boosted." It is an inane concept used by those who promote unscientific approaches to medicine.

/ January 16, 2024

Make Acupuncture Great Again

Calling a losing study a win. Making acupuncture great again.

/ December 19, 2023

Skeptics in the Pub. Cholera.

Prologue from the serialization of the novel Skeptics in the Pub: Cholera.

/ October 7, 2023

Washington Post Falls For Acupuncture Pseudoscience

An opinion piece falls for all the usual acupuncture misdirection.

/ July 26, 2023

Acupuncture Myths

Utilizing an evidence-based approach to evaluate acupuncture myths? Mmmmm. Not so much.

/ April 18, 2023

Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews of Acupuncture

No surprise - there is precious little evidence that acupuncture does anything.

/ December 14, 2022

Acupuncture For Backpain in Pregnancy – More Terrible Reporting

Another meta-analysis shows that acupuncture is nothing but an elaborate placebo, and again is misrepresented in the press.

/ November 23, 2022